Video Surveillance/Access Control
Resellers – Are Your Current Channel Providers The Best Solution For Your Customers? If Not, What Next?
A friend or business colleague sells you an insurance policy, promising that it is the best insurance policy out there. Great! You purchase the policy because you want the best. Two years later your agent switches companies. Your agent reaches out to you to sell you a new policy from the new company which is touted as the best policy out there. What? Don’t you already have the best policy on the market? Well … you did when your agent worked for their prior company, but you don’t necessarily have the best policy right now … or do you?
IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Why IP? The Benefits Of Deploying An Open Platform IP System
Chris Kossifos, Managing Member of CK Technology Group, took time recently to speak with Business Solutions Magazine about the benefits of deploying an open platform IP system.
The Trends And Benefits Of Smart Cards And Biometric Security Devices
Everyone is concerned with digital data security today, in one way or another. For every digital advancement, there seems to be a counter development to breach its security. The trust and etiquette that once governed the use of the old telephone party lines would serve us well today, but we cannot count on such protocol for today’s data and communication devices. Additional protection is needed.
Deveraux Developments Reduces Security Costs With Solar-Powered Stratocast™ Cloud-Based Surveillance System
Leading Construction Developer Combines Stratocast™ Cloud-Based Surveillance System with Solar Power to Economically Enhance Security and Operations across Multiple Sites.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Genex® MX4009CD Multiplexer The Genex® high-performance, black-white duplex multiplexer utilizes the latest in digital video processing technology, providing high-quality recordings and outstanding multi-camera displays.
SNCDH140 Network 720p HD Minidome Camera Sony’s SNC-DH140 is the latest addition to its powerful lineup of network cameras. This dual-stream network HD cameras, supporting H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG compression formats, delivers excellent picture quality in HD resolution at 30 fps. The SNC-DH140 incorporates Sony’s new Exmor™ CMOS image sensor.
Keyscan CA 200 Access Control Unit Keyscan door control units are built for longevity, durability and reliability. Engineered by Keyscan, all 2, 4, and 8 door control units are designed for fast and efficient performance with standard features like dual on-board processors and heavy duty relays. Keyscan controllers are built for maximum flexibility and limitless expandability. And they're all backed with Keyscan's legendary customer service and technical support.
AXIS P5534 PTZ Dome Network Camera The AXIS P5534 PTZ Dome Network Camera offers HDTV-quality video and 18x zoom for indoor surveillance applications. With an IP51-rated protection against dust and dripping water, it is ideal for use at airports, train stations, warehouses, shops, and schools. Day and night functionality ensures high image quality in low-light conditions.
ABOUT ACCESS CONTROL & VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
Access control & video surveillance includes physical security technologies such as access control devices, IP video cameras, video management software (VMS), and video storage devices and systems.
Access control usually refers to a device or system that restricts access to a place or other resources based on individual credentials. Individuals allowed to access the place or resource verify their authorization through human monitoring (such as a guard), physical keys, electronic login information, biometric identification, electronic keys, or a combination of methods. In the physical security world, access control is used to restrict access by unauthorized personnel to a property, building, or a room.
IP video cameras (Internet protocol cameras or IP cameras) are a type of digital video camera often used for surveillance. They differ from analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras by being able to send and receive data over a computer network or via the Internet. There are two types of IP cameras, centralized and decentralized. Centralized require a central Network Video Recorder (NVR) while decentralized do not. Decentralized IP cameras have built-in recording functionality and store video locally on flash memory, network attached storage (NAS), or hard disk drives.
Video management software (VMS) is a component of a video surveillance solution which consists of cameras, network infrastructure, storage, and the VMS. Unlike analog cameras, IP cameras operate over a standard computer Ethernet network such as LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Because of this a computer on the network must have video management software installed in order to handle recording and other functionality for all the cameras on the network. Some systems load video management software onto the cameras themselves, letting the user access and control cameras with only a smartphone or tablet app.
Video storage can be done in multiple ways, either with direct attached storage or detached storage. Direct attached storage is the most common solution for small to medium-sized installations, where the computer running the video management software stores video directly to its hard drive. Detached storage can consist of either network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). A NAS system is a single devices directly connected to a LAN that provides storage to the entire network. A SAN is a specialized network designed for storage and connected to a server, providing user access through the server and offering high scalability.